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Here I go!

Monday, August 01, 2011

He's 2 months old and I'm getting back in the swing of things. I don't feel a whole lot of self-confidence about how I look right now, but I am self-confident that I can get my pre-baby body back and look even better than before. I've started to go back to the gym and started a healthy living challenge for all my friends and family to do with me. It starts in three weeks, but I started today. I couldn't wait for 3 WHOLE weeks to start!


He's here and I'm almost back:)--3 more weeks to go!

Monday, June 13, 2011

My baby is 3 weeks today. He was born a healthy 8 lb. 1.6 oz. I have been cleared to go on walks and do some ab work. 3 more weeks until I can hit the gym again. People can't believe I'm already up and moving around. I contribute that to a healthy lifestyle. I am going to wait to start teaching until Sept. so that I can get my body and energy all the way back so that I am able to give my all to my members. If you are one of them, I love ya, miss ya and I'll be back partying with you at the gym soon!


Zumba Mami- Literally:)

Monday, April 18, 2011

I'm very sad. This Wed. is the last time I get to teach my Zumba class until Sept. I will be just about 8 months along. I hope to keep going to the class until baby comes. I did however commit to teach at a fundraiser on May 6th--17 days before baby is born. I think my husband thinks I'm crazy :) I love Zumba.

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KOREENREGIS 4/18/2011 11:45AM

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NNICHOLS46 4/18/2011 11:45AM

    thats awesome..

good for u!!

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Not going MIA

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Just thought I'd let my Spark friends know that I did not go MIA. I am using spark's sister, babyfit, during my pregnancy. I have a little over 6 weeks to go until we have our fourth little one. This has been a bear of a pregnancy and very hard on my previous goals. However, I am still trying to make healthy decisions. I had to give up the bootcamp and spin classes I teach back in Dec. I kept my step/turbo kick and zumba classes. Last week I had to give up the turbo kick, but I'm still going zumba mami strong! I should continue to teach that class for 2 more weeks. I've been exercising as my body allows--going for walks, pulling weeds, shoveling. I am slightly limited and have to listen to my body. I know I've done too much when I start having contractions or my hands and feet start to swell like balloons. I am excited to be back after my precious baby is born. This should be the last one and no bars can hold me back after wards. I think in the back of my mind I have always remembered that I would have another one or two or three and I would have to start again on my journey. However, this is it and I am so fired up!

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ADAMST3 4/7/2011 8:42PM

    Hang in there. I was able to teach classes up until the last days of pregnancy. I so remember when the body would talk to me about going to hard when my mind didn't want to listen. I hear you listening! :)

My prayers are with you and hugs all around.

Happy Healthy Mommy and Baby!

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SARAH_VW 4/7/2011 3:57PM

    I had no idea you were expecting. Congratulations! Good for you for continuing to teach classes. You're on the home stretch now!

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steppin' it up a notch

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cheesy line--yup, for sure. I taught MY first step class today. Oh, I've taught step before, but just as a sub. My friend and I are swapping days and she will teach zumba on one of my cardio groove days and I am taking one of her step class days. It is always so intimidating to go out of your comfort zone. I spent hours coming up with new material and practicing. Did it work? Only time shall tell. I felt the eyes boring in to the back of my head and all those hours of relationship building my friend has done with her class comes to the ultimate decision--will they accept me as their new instructor for that day or will they not come back and I will have to work to build my own class up. I did notice that there were some that just "chose" not to come that day. Taking this step is very nerve racking for me and my confidence is small right now. Will it help me to become a better instructor? I believe so. What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, right?

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ADAMST3 1/20/2011 11:20PM

    You were definetly in a tough spot! Be warm, tough, and no apologies! They'll come back! I bet you rocked!


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